The Price of Revenge
Rita M. Boehm
2023 FAPA Award Winner
A riveting domestic thriller...
PREDATORS COME IN MANY GUISES…THE ONES WHO WEAR UNIFORMS ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS OF ALL
Nineteen year old Cathy has already lost her parents and the boy she loved. As a struggling college student, she enjoys her job waitressing at a local diner—and the flattering attention of the town’s middle-aged Police Chief. Frank is a father figure, until he’s not. He pretends to be a gentleman, until she’s tricked into becoming his wife. Only after it’s too late does she realize that her husband, the powerful man who controls the town, is also a killer—and she’s next on his list.
Escape becomes her goal, revenge her mantra. Faking her death provides the escape. Framing him for her murder provides a measure of revenge.
Hitchhiking to freedom offers a gateway to twenty lonely years on the run—her only solace found in the anonymous embrace of the mountains and the trust of the horses in her care.
But just as the love of a good man beckons, her past hurtles back to destroy her. Two can play the revenge game. Now Frank is out of prison--and he’s coming to get his.